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Buddha Lounge

Dive Bar and Bar$$$$
Chinatown, San Francisco
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7.5/10
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  • Austin W.
    "Cash only, and bottled beer only."(2 Tips)
    Dave H.
    "Vodka soda is $4.75, music is great, dice are rolling, worth a visit,..."(2 Tips)
    Dan E.
    "Ask Mark for a shot of the "special" liquor."(3 Tips)
    ivan r.
    "cash only!!!! Bathroom is abit sketchy so bring someone with you."(3 Tips)
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  • David P.
    David PalerminiFebruary 12
    Mark is the greatest dive bartender in SF, no competition.
  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadDecember 10, 2016
    Cheap drinks, great vibes and so many dice games. Midnight is addictive.
  • J K.
    J KDecember 3, 2016
    Dive. Fun Chinatown bar with crazy bathroom
  • Mark B.
    Mark BauerMay 30, 2016
    Nice bartender, not much else going for it.
  • Derek H.
    Derek HodgesSeptember 11, 2015
    Dive bar, easy and heavy
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RipperMay 20, 2015
    Great atmosphere, bartender, and prices
  • Austin W.
    Austin WangApril 7, 2015
    Cash only, and bottled beer only.
  • ivan r.
    ivan rhivanzFebruary 22, 2015
    Love this place! Jukebox available. cash only!!!! Bathroom is abit sketchy so bring someone with you.
  • Mitch B.
    Mitch BrownJanuary 13, 2015
    Ca$h only Bar... ATM in the Bar
  • Connor D.
    Connor DelaneyDecember 3, 2014
    The Chinese whiskey is the reason to come here and the friendly service is why you stay.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BNovember 12, 2014
    Friendly staff.
  • Niko D.
    Niko DeMordauntAugust 18, 2014
    Liar's dice if you ask.
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IAugust 14, 2014
    Cash only.. 2 very weak drinks for $12. Rip off. Terrible dive bar. Going to The restroom is scary cuz u got to open the iron gate (inside of the bar)... Lame.
  • Donovan N.
    Donovan NixonAugust 10, 2014
    Lucky Buddha Beer!
  • Mike F.
    Mike FroelichFebruary 20, 2014
    80s music trivia with. Ark
  • Clint I.
    Clint IrvinJanuary 25, 2014
    Buddhaesque. Is that a word? F it. Drink
  • Matthew V.
    Matthew VelardeJanuary 1, 2014
    The tunes are great and the vibe was my scene. Dive bar to the max
  • Dave H.
    Dave HuthDecember 7, 2012
    Vodka soda is $4.75, music is great, dice are rolling, worth a visit, stop being a stiff! pv (Dec 2012)
  • Matt C.
    Matt CadleSeptember 28, 2012
    Strong drinks. Lookout 
  • Christina L.
    Christina LSeptember 21, 2012
    Mark the bartender is amazing. Ask him to teach you how to play dice. :)
  • Marc M.
    Marc McCabeJuly 14, 2012
    No hooks? What's the deal?
  • Ash
    AshMay 13, 2012
    Shitty bar that plays baseball on tv and gives you weak drinks at strong prices.
  • Jeffrey B.
    Jeffrey BarrettApril 6, 2012
    Best liars dice in SF!
  • Richie V.
    Richie VosDecember 15, 2011
    Epic.......
  • Dan E.
    Dan EymanSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask Mark for a shot of the "special" liquor.
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SchroederAugust 25, 2011
    The best part of this bar is the bartender!! If you're from out of town this is an AWESOME experience!
  • Jay J.
    Jay JapraDecember 18, 2010
    Liar's dice. Just look it up online. Pretty easy to learn. Loser buys a drink though. Could be the bartender.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BreedenDecember 1, 2010
    Try a Chinese watermelon or Washington apple.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BrandOctober 30, 2010
    Watch out for the liars dice...it's a slippery slope with Mark behind the bar.
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin StandeferMarch 24, 2009
    Beat the bartender at Liar's Dice for a free drink
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